Q&A by Don Bright
STOCKS OVER OPTIONS AND FUTURES?
I’ve noticed over the years of reading your column in Stocks & Commodities that you and your firm focus on equities. I have limited capital and have been trying to learn options and futures for the leverage. Is there a reason you prefer stocks? I read somewhere that you used to trade options and futures.—Chad in Florida
Good question! You actually gave one of the reasons I cite for not trading options these days. In general, retail options and futures trading is done because of limited capital. Please note, however, I have respect for my many floor trader friends who engage in options and futures. Even though they have plenty of capital, they choose to trade those instruments.